Questions tagged [package-management]

Questions about the management of software packages, in particular the APT and dpkg systems.

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Sorting packages?

Everything is running fine in my ubuntu machines and I especially like the centralized package system it has, but there is one thing that feel "not quite enough" is the sorting system. I would ...
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Cuda: NVIDIA-SMI has failed because it couldn't communicate with the NVIDIA driver

I'm sorry to post a question that's been asked before, but I'm trying to configure cuda on an ubuntu 18.04 machine and am a little stuck. I tried to install cuda 10.0 from a bash installer. I opted ...
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NetSpeed Indicator In Focal Fossa [closed]

Does Netspeed working in Focal Fossa and if it does, does anyone help installing it? I try from some repository: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 ,but it didnt work,I get this: dpkg:...
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How to transfer the choice of optional packages to a new Ubuntu version?

Assume we have an older Ubuntu installation that is somehow messed up. It is to be replaced by a clean installation of the current* Ubuntu version. On the old setup, there are more packages installed ...
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Unable to locate package libicu60

I'm trying to install the R programming language on Ubuntu. I've followed these instructions but there appears to be missing dependency that I cannot install. https://docs.rstudio.com/resources/...
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Unable to remove GIMP on Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS

I am trying to uninstall Gimp but unable to do so. It is also not allowing me to install any other packages as well. Error on running "sudo apt-get remove gimp" Reading package lists... Done ...
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How to handle broken packages related to different versions of nvidia driver

That's the error I got when Im trying to install nvidia driver As shown in the picture I have held broken packages. ''' sudo apt autoremove''' didnt help. broken packages are related to different ...
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Lutris doesn't work when I try to install it

$ sudo apt install lutris Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an ...
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Packages with unment dependencies error

My ubuntu starting prompting an error when i try to update my software, maybe an extremely stupid problem but I'm relatively new to ubuntu. error message: Check if you are using third party ...
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What to do when an installer is not available for Ubuntu

If I find a program that I would like to install on Ubuntu, but there is only an installer available for Debian or another Debian derivative such as Mint, what can I do? Is there a way to use a pure ...
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can someone help me, i can not run any command to update or to revome without those errors appears ( i added some command that i was running) [closed]

sudo apt autoremove Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 31 not upgraded. 12 not fully ...
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Adding ports to sources.list

I have manually added the following source to the /etc/apt/sources.list file deb http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu eoan main I have done this to get some packages for the armhf target (specifically ...
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Apt-get NO_PUBKEY error after trying to install mongodb

I issued this command to try to install mongodb wget -qO - https://www.mongodb.org/static/pgp/server-4.2.asc | sudo apt-key add - It all seemed fine untill I tried to run apt-get update and got a ...
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Unable to update any packages after upgrading from Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 18.04

I upgraded my OS from 16.04 to 18.04 yesterday. While upgrading for 6 packages (namely grub-efi-amd64, gdm3, grub-efi-amd64-signed, cups-pk-helper, ubuntu-desktop, gnome-initial-setup ) installation ...
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Debian package - compile source on destination

Maybe I am missing something. For years I am successfully building debian packages with pre-compiled sources - I think I understood "most" of the concept. But I did not find guidance how to create ...
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App don't removed and run after apt purege ( App must be romeved!!!)

I want to reinstall vlc app in Ubuntu and i have tried reinstall option form synaptic app. but my problem by vlc don't solved . so i tried to completely remove it form my PC and again install it. so ...
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Can't install nvidia-driver-440 E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages

My current Nvidia Version is 435.21. And i want to upgrade it to 440. But whenever I use: sudo apt-get install -f nvidia-driver-440 I am getting the error: Some packages could not be installed. ...
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'linux-generic' missing; assuming package has no files currently installed

when I am trying to do a simple sudo apt-get upgrade. Or open an application I can not! the error is the following: dpkg: warning: files list file for package 'linux-generic' missing; assuming ...
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Install Google calendar on Ubuntu 18.04.04

I would like to install a Google calendar indicator on my Ubuntu. I found different tutorial but basically they say the same so I followed and that's what I did. moki@moki-Spectre:~$ sudo add-apt-...
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Cannot get rid of errors in the elaboration [duplicate]

Please help me if u can see through the fog, that's the answer to my different attempts like: sudo apt-get install -f 0 da rimuovere e 0 non aggiornati. 9 non completamente installati o rimossi. ...
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Install .deb package from gnome 3 file manager - What is intended method? [closed]

When I double click on a .deb file I've downloaded (for propietary software not available in ubuntu store), it opens it up in Archive Manager. While I can choose Other Applications, none of them (...
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'Unmet dependencies ' on updating 16.04

welcome, I need help, please This error message appeared for me to update Ubuntu 16.04 : Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want ...
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Cannot install tkinter for python 3.8

I have Python 3.8 on Ubuntu 16.04. I installed python3-tk: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done python3-tk is already the newest version (3....
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Cannot open terminal by clicking Terminal Icon Ubuntu 18.04

I am having two issues: Problem with the apt_pkg installation I cannot open terminal by clicking on the icon anymore. At first, I had a problem with apt_pkg : import apt File "/usr/lib/python3/...
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Mobile-Security-Framework-MobSF - unmet dependencies [closed]

Felas a n00b here. Been into pentesting and thought to try MobSF but during installation it kept on giving me errors. Before it was stucked with virtualenv then pip3 nad now at python3-pip i really ...
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Error flat-remix

A while back I downloaded flat-remix from synaptic package manager. After that every time I tried to download an app or update the computer I got and error. So I tried to deleted flat-remix from the ...
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Can't see images/photos thumbernails in Ubuntu 18.04

I'm new to ubuntu. I've install Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS by default installation. I can't see images or photos thumbnails. I've followed recommendations sudo apt-get update -y sudo apt-get install -y ...
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How do I upgrade from Pop OS to Ubuntu? [closed]

I installed pop OS and want to upgrade to Ubuntu, but when I do sudo apt install Ubuntu-desktop and successfully start Ubuntu, I can't remove pop-desktop with aptitude or apt. Can anyone help?
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Hide dpkg warnings, without redirect stderr

I'm downgrading a package manually, using the "dpkg" command and the local cached previous .deb file version, with the following command: dpkg -i /var/cache/apt/archives/python3-apport_2.20.9-...
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Repositories missing in Ubuntu 16.04

I cannot install the package simplescreenrecorder on my Ubuntu 16.04 PC: sudo apt-get install simplescreenrecorder Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Problem in installing Postgresql-11on ubuntu 16.04

I am trying to install postgresql on my ubuntu 16.04 machine, I am following the instructions given on the official site, here. Though when I run the command sudo apt-get install postgresql-11, I get ...
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Can Synaptic package manager install on external drives [duplicate]

Can Synaptic package manager install on external drives. How is this done?
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Psiphon on Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS

Is it possible to install Psiphon on Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS. Thoughts are much appreciated.
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Unable to install Curl

(Please see both edits). Ubuntu 18.04, PHP 7.4.2. I would like help installing the Curl PHP package on my server. Here is the issue I'm encountering, and what I've tried so far: When I run sudo apt-...
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How can I install the package python-uniconverter under ubuntu 19.10?

I'm trying to do a plot with inkscape and if I copy the image with ctrl + c to another program, I get the error message that python-uniconverter is missing. Further, I'm unable to install it with apt-...
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What is the scope of a public key added by apt-key?

I was wondering a public key added by apt-key is per repository (all packages in a repository are authenticated with the same public key) or per package (different packages in the same repository ...
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Not able to install nodejs in ubuntu command line

I have tried this: sudo apt install nodejs Getting Error this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. ...
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Seeing a package version but not able to install it

Here is what I have tried so far $ apt-cache policy couchdb couchdb: Installed: 3.0.0~bionic Candidate: 3.0.0~bionic Version table: *** 3.0.0~bionic 500 500 https://apache.bintray.com/...
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Is there a way to install Unity 7 without the extra packages?

When I install a "Minimal" Ubuntu 19.10 installation, it excludes much of the packages that come with Unity 7. Some of them are: The productivity suite, photo/video editor, games, et cetera. What I ...
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Failed to fetch errors when running sudo apt update

I am using the following OS version: No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS Release: 18.04 Codename: bionic When I run sudo apt update, I get ...
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Unable to install libgtk2.0-dev - Issue with sudo apt-get update

I am using the following OS version: No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS Release: 18.04 Codename: bionic When I run sudo apt-get update, I ...
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Error while trying to install wine-stable 5.0.0 [duplicate]

I'm new in the community. I have a problem while installing wine, it says: "The following packages have unmet dependencies: winehq-stable : Depends: wine-stable (= 5.0.0~bionic) E: Unable to correct ...
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Unable to update software on Ubuntu 19.10 / Dell XPS 7590

sudo apt update command finishes with a lot of errors: Err:6 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu eoan-security InRelease Splitting up /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_eoan-...
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Can't run latest Blender on Ubuntu 18.04

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 (Kubuntu, actually) on a Lenovo ThinkPad L540. I installed the latest Blender from the PPA repository like so: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:thomas-schiex/blender sudo apt ...
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Could not open file archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_eoan-updates_restricted_cnf_Commands-amd64.xz

Greetings from Bangladesh. I am an intermediate user of Ubuntu OS. I am facing problem with apt update. I have searched online but could not find any answer to my problem so I am posting this question ...
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I have “broken packages” but can't correct it

I'm sure this has showed up here before, but I've searched for and tried many things, never being able to solve it. I was trying to install wine to run windows applications, but when I tried in the ...
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'firefox-locale-*' missing when installing something? [duplicate]

FIXED WITH THIS COMMAND: sudo apt purge firefox-locale- * I deleted Firefox and then I deleted everything that had mozilla and firefox on my system and the following text appears everytime I "sudo ...
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How Do I Stop This from Happening (brokenCount > 0)

the error I Dont know what have caused it and when i click prefrences it opens software and updates
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How can i remove LibreOffice from ppa, then install from regular repos?

Using Ubuntu 18.04 up to date. Have had LibreOffice intalled on this machine for a couple years using LibreOffice's ppa to have the latest version installed. 2-3 days ago the latest LibreOffice ...
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Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/libpng12-0_1.2.54-1ubuntu1_amd64.deb

I'm new to Linux and I had to install Maya AutoDesk for a homework, I tried like for two hours, but I couldn't make it work. I decided to install it later, but I think I've messed something up. I ...

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